On Being a First Generation College Student: A Conversation with Rebecca Chopp

President Chopp

Listen to President Rebecca Chopp's reflections on being the first in her family to attend college as part of an interview with Rosario Paz '10 during a Class Awareness Month event.

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Swarthmore College President Rebecca Chopp grew up in rural Kansas and was among the first in her family to attend college. In this Class Awareness Month event, Rosario Paz '10 interviews President Chopp who shares her experiences of navigating various - and sometimes contradictory - social and cultural spaces in her journey through higher education from her student days to the present. She also took questions from students, faculty, and staff, shedding further light on the complex process of social mobility and identity.